The Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, had a meeting with the executives of the program (JSF PO – Joint Strike Fighter Program Office) for the F-35 fighter aircraft, today, Tuesday, May 24.
As announced, the meeting was also attended by US Ambassador to Athens George James Tsounis.
N. Panagiotopoulos stressed that following the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the United States, the process of acquiring F-35 aircraft will begin immediately, which will meet the operational requirements of the Air Force.
He said that the General Staffs will take the necessary actions, in the context of the current process of procurement of defense equipment.
Acquisition of F-35 aircraft will enhance the country’s deterrence capability and interoperability #Armed forces 🇬🇷🇺🇸. That’s what they said @Hellenic_MOD his presence @USAmbassyGR and program executives.https: //t.co/T56OCO8Wy2 pic.twitter.com/FIuu913SpY
– N Panagiotopoulos (@npanagioto) May 24, 2022
During the meeting, it is added to the announcement, it was stressed that the acquisition of F-35 aircraft, which will further strengthen the deterrent capability of the country and the interoperability of the Greek and US Armed Forces, reflects the strategic level of bilateral defense relations.